Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Return to the Avenue of the Giants

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

One of the defining characteristics of the Pacific Northwest are the giant redwoods. They are some of the oldest, tallest trees in the country, and truly have to be seen to be understood. After visiting them last year, we knew we needed to see them again. Our drive took us out towards the coast of southern Oregon, and we got to catch our first view of the Pacific Ocean.

We're back!

The redwoods that fall along the coast end up in the water and wash ashore as the words largest pieces of driftwood.

We drove through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park along the Avenue of the Giants, and pulled off to take a nice hike through a few miles of redwood forest.

We shall call it "Narnia."

After the hike, we headed to Wine Country! Napa Valley, here we come!

Crossing the South Fork Eel River, on the (somewhat sketchy) summer bridge!

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